The name Floraigh is a name that is more commonly given to babies of a specific gender. The meaning of Floraigh is 'flower'. This name originated from Gaelic and Latin. The Latin origin of the name Floraigh is linked to the Latin word Flos, which is the source of the word Flora, and they both mean 'flower, blossom, virginity, or innocence'. The name Floraigh has also been linked to another Latin word Floreo, which means 'be in flower, bloom, shine, flourish, prosper, or be overjoyed'. The earliest use of the word flora was in the 13th century when it was used with the meaning 'virginity'. The name Floraigh has also been linked to Roman mythology. Flora, in popular Roman mythology, is the goddess of flowers, spring, and gardens. She was also in charge of guarding the flora, which is similar to the Greek mythology Chlori. Flora, the goddess was not a major figure in Roman mythology, she was one of the Roman goddesses of fertility, and she was regarded as important especially during springtime, due to her association with spring and her powers. There was a festival usually held in her name in ancient Rome: the Floralia, which usually happened from April 28 to May 3 in the Republican era. This festival is symbolic of the renewal of the life cycle, and the return of drinking and flowers. Flora contributed to the popularity of the name Floraigh.